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Monday, December 09, 2013

Elf and the class pet Bee-Bee!

So the goose was sent home with the class pet yesterday.  We had made no plans and did not know what to do with him exactly.  I figured that if we were going to have the class pet lets go wild doing cool stuff. First which was already planned we went to the Trans Siberian orchestra concert and left Bee-Bee in the car so that he would not get lost.


Photo: On our way to Trans-Siberian orchestra with bee bee Gooses class pet!
 
We had a blast at the concert.  If they come to your area it is a must see.
 
Photo: Day six with the class pet bee bee!!!!
Luigi and Bee-Bee were playing bobbin' bumblebee's...I set it up on the table the night before took the picture and during the night the dog came by and grabbed bee from the table.  The poor little fellow lost an eye and had some puncture wounds in his head.  Terrified what the teacher would say when goose brought back the class pet in such condition I quickly found and ordered a new one on Amazon.  Note to self never trust your dog.
Photo: We gre candy canes...his good behavior is helping them grow!!! Seems like this.is.working better than the elf! Today is day four and one popped out!
Along with them playing the game Luigi brought a note with grow your own candy canes.  Inside the box I placed rice some snow and glitter and some sixlets the same colors that the candy canes were going to be.  Then we planted them make sure you count them before so you know how many you have ahead of time. 
 
THEY WILL REMEMBER HOW MANY SEEDS YOU PLANTED.
 
I bought two boxes on candy canes.  One at a time I broke off little pieces and put the unbroken end in the snow.  If I caught him doing something nice they candy canes would grow. Little by little his behavior helped them grow.  Today was day four and he woke up to a full sized candy cane.  I didn't remove the wrapper and he said mom why does this one have a wrapper? 
 
 Damn kid is too smart for his own good!
 
I think if all the candy canes grew at the same time we would not be motivated by behavior.  This way he has to be good over a number of days. 
 
It's great to see a child actually believe that candy canes can grow in plastic snow due to good behavior.  Ahhhh to be a child again!
 
Here is some pictures I forgot to post about the elf.  Day two and three!
Photo: DAY TWO...Luigi brought a tooth brush and toothpaste for goose! Can't wait to see him see this in the morning...I think I'm having more fun with the elf than he is. :-)
Photo: "Ligui" roasting marshmallows with his fellow soldiers!
 
 
Check back later this week for more elf ideas and a lesson on the Night Tree by Eva Bunting!
 
Friday, December 06, 2013

The elf can help learn too!

Here is Luigi helping Gooser practice his sight words and brought him a special elf pancake breakfast.
 
{Please note I did change the site name then changed it back}
 
Luigi left Gooser elf pancake mix and a note with his sight words from the list he obtained from school. 

The mini elf pancakes...I just dropped small little drops through a pastry bag and sprinkled them with sprinkles.  He was able to eat these after he found and read all the sight words correctly.  Which he did!!!!